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Support: General Linguistics; Romance: PhD, Stockholm University

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Date: 22-Mar-2019
From: Fanny Forsberg Lundell <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Romance: PhD, Stockholm University, Sweden
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Department: Romance Studies and Classics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Stockholm University, Sweden

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Project description
The doctoral dissertation will be conducted within the Romance languages for which we offer education at the research level, namely French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish (literature or linguistics). It is also possible to choose Romance languages: general orientation.

The project should, in addition, be carried out within one of two themes offered by the Faculty’s Doctoral School, Space and Place in the Humanities or The Dynamics of Multilingualism. For more information see:

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Romance languages stipulates that applicants must have:

successfully passed advanced level courses of at least 30 hp in French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese including a degree project of at least 15 hp.
knowledge of English equivalent to the level of English 6. This does not apply to students who have undergone university education where English is one of the entry requirements.
The entry requirements must also be met by persons who acquired corresponding skills within or outside the country.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training. The selection among the eligible candidates will thus be based on the following criteria:

- Education. Assessment of both depth and breadth of previous education.

- Scientific production. The assessment also takes into consideration the aspect of time, that is, to what extent the applicant has shown the ability to meet his or her previous scientific obligations within given time constraints. In addition, the scientific progress of the applicant is considered. Based on a Bachelor’s thesis, a Master’s thesis or other academic papers, the ability of the applicant to benefit from the education is considered according to critical ability, analytical ability, creativity and independence.

- Research plan. The applicant should enclose a research plan, which should cover the research problem and an outline of the research project. The research plan is assessed according to relevance, originality and completion within given time constraints (that is full-time work during a four-year period of doctoral studies). Connection to the above mentioned themes are given considerable weight.

- Available competence among the Department’s supervisors.

- Ability to collaborate. The ability of the applicant to be collaborative is determined by personal references, certificates or interviews.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Applications Deadline: 15-Apr-2019

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Associate professor Fanny Forsberg Lundell

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